TWO DAYS OF UNLIMITED LEARNING & NETWORKING WITH THE BEST MINDS IN PRECISION FARMING
This exclusive DEALER-ONLY conference is focused 100% on equipping your company to run a more profitable precision farming business. These 2 days of non-stop precision farming learning may change your dealership’s management strategies forever.
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Creating a Culture of Precision Success: Learn, Adapt, Lead & Grow
There’s a fine line between being on the bleeding edge and the leading edge of innovation. As someone who has experienced both sides during more than 15 years of owning a precision dealership, Skip Klinefelter values the signature successes as much as learning from the losses.
“The safest place to be is second and right because you’ll make more money, but that’s not how I live my life,” he says. “I’ve always tried to do things that weren’t mainstream and my belief is you need to take some calculated risks, but at the same time, the business needs to survive.”
Since starting his first precision dealership in 2002, Klinefelter has experienced rapid revenue growth (doubling revenues every year during a 7-year stretch), blending cultures through acquisition and navigating an economic downturn all while maintaining the same core business values of trust and respect. Consistency amid chaos is challenging. But Klinefelter suggests that to survive in today’s precision market, dealers must to be nimble, for- ward-thinking leaders who can be counted on by farm customers.
Klinefelter shares the basis for his mantra of pro- viding customers “quality in the right quantity” and his journey from a 3-employee dealer- ship operating off his family farm, to the 25-person company, Linco Precision in El Paso, Ill., which is averaging more than $1.5 million in annual precision sales.
Ag Engineering Professor
Ohio State University
The Reality of Artificial Intelligence & Other Disruptive Ag Technologies
What do terms like IoT and A.I. mean to dealers? For many, these may still be ambiguous references to abstract technologies. But the reality is, innovations like machine learning and equipment automation have already arrived, and are poised to alter the way precision farming dealers do business in the future.
The rapidly evolving field of ag tech is being driven by a con- fluence of factors including automation and sensor densification of agricultural field machinery, connection of this equipment to the internet, remote sensing via unmanned aerial systems and cloud computing. So will A.I. replace precision specialists, crop advisors or other agriculture professionals? Not likely, says Scott Shearer, Ohio State University ag engineering professor.
“However, A.I. and other disruptive technologies will assist specialists, dealers and farmers to extract actionable information from volumes of data collected from soil and tissue samples, on-board machinery sensors, weather stations and remote sensing platforms,” he says.
Shearer draws on recent research and academic forecasts to share why dealers need to stay on the forefront of emerging technologies including autonomy and machine learning that could dramatically alter their business models of the future.
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